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Saltzer Surgery Center celebrated its grand opening June 16 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony

Saltzer Surgery Center celebrated its grand opening June 16 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony

22nd June, 2021 | Published by Saltzer Health

Saltzer Surgery Center celebrated its grand opening June 16 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tours at the Ten Mile Medical Campus, 875 S. Vanguard Way at Ten Mile & I-84 in Meridian. Meridian Mayor Robert Simison joined the Meridian Chamber of Commerce for the event. Conveniently located at Ten Mile & I-84, Saltzer Surgery Center offers affordable, same-day surgical procedures with five operating rooms and a procedure room equipped with the latest technology and staffed by an experienced clinical team....

Meet the Provider – Dr. Jon Hlavinka

Meet the Provider – Dr. Jon Hlavinka

17th June, 2021 | Published by Saltzer Health

Dr. Jon Hlavinka has been an outdoor enthusiast all his life. Growing up in rural North Dakota he was the son of the town’s doctor and a schoolteacher. He was taught a great appreciation for nature and knowledge. He often accompanied his father, a family physician on his hospital rounds. He knew he wanted to be a physician. Dr. Hlavinka attended the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and went on to complete his Family Practice residency in Spokane,...

The importance of a nurse midwife. Medical Minute interview with Saltzer Health’s nurse-midwife Erin Felt, CNM

The importance of a nurse midwife. Medical Minute interview with Saltzer Health’s nurse-midwife Erin Felt, CNM

11th June, 2021 | Published by Saltzer Health

A lot of women turn to certified nurse-midwives for help with labor and delivery but they may not be aware that a certified nurse-midwife can actually take care of women of all ages. Listen to this Medical Minute interview with Saltzer Health's nurse-midwife Erin Felt, CNM to learn more. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOxwtKdQj8k&feature=youtu.be As a midwife, Erin strongly believes in the empowerment of women and their families as partners in their health care. She advocates for the promotion and recognition of pregnancy and...

Brandy Thorp, RN, OR Circulating Nurse

Brandy Thorp, RN, OR Circulating Nurse

2nd June, 2021 | Published by Saltzer Health

As a circulating nurse, it is Brandy Thorp’s job to help patients at every step of their journey in same-day surgery. Brandy is a registered nurse at the newly opened Saltzer Surgery Center where she provides individualized care and “doing whatever needs to be done” in the operating room. Each surgical experience begins with Brandy interviewing her patient in pre-op. Then, she transports them to the OR, helps with anesthesia, positions them safely for their procedure and preps the operative...